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Re: struggle to go up hill
The problem exist when the car goes uphill regardless of fuel demand. this sounds more like a transmission problem, check ur fluid if necessary have changed, have ur transmission filter system checked.if it were in the fuel system u would expirence this problem anytime u put fuel demands on the motor. but as u state it happens when ur going uphill which is the transmission job
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Hey Keith, you have all the signs of a blocked/restricted fuel filer. Will also struggle, especially going up hills if there is a missfire. Missfire will usually turn on engine light but sometimes not. If light is on and you have the system scanned it will tell you which cylinder to check. Mis fire codes usually plug,coil, or coil pack. I would try filter first if never changed.
Sound like not enough fuel. Before you start car put a rag over schrader valve( valve with plastic cap on it like a car tire) on fuel rail and push valve if fuel doesn't squirt out its a bad pump or filter
the pump is inside the fuel tank so you would have to take the tank out. My rear tanks fuel pump was struggling and after i replaced the fuel filter it was enough for it to keep working w/o me having to replace the pump.
timing could be off plugged fuel filter or failing fuel pump my best guess would be plugged cat converter i have seen it a hundred times generally runs good up to about 30 mph or so but on hills it wants to stop try un bolting exhaust before converter and test driving its loud but a quick sure test
well i think the piston ring are already loose, causing insufficient air compression leading to lower power especially on uphill tracks. check also for the air-fuel ratio! too much fuel usually is the cause for thick smoke emission; too much air, causes also less power.